Can I get your opinion on that statement?
Would you have a story end happily, leaving you filled with joy, laughter and resolution, or would you rather have the story end in tragedy, sorrow and broken-heartedness?
Or would you rather it end unended so as to request a reading of the next book in a series, if there is one?
Or would you wish to be left wanting, haunted by not knowing, wondering, to perhaps leave your imagination wandering in the misty fog?
My answer depends upon the mood I’m in. If I need joy and I’m searching for happiness, yes, gimme the happy ending, even if it brings tears. I’ll take the tears of joy any day.
If I need to cry, because I’ve had nothing but a tormented, stress and anger filled day/week/month and I cannot bring the tears, then bring me tragedy, although this could lead to drinking, but anyway… I do love a story that can both make me laugh and cry and to end in tragedy is more realistic, isn’t it? I mean, how many get the happily ever after, right? It would be nice, though. It angers me sometimes when you hope and wish and pray for the characters to get their happy ending, and then they don’t get it and it’s over.
I always like a book to haunt me, to leave me wondering and gets my imagination revved up and going wild!
I do like a book to leave you on the edge of a cliff, after you’ve slipped off and all that has you hanging on is a skinny twig of a stick poking out from the dirt and rock. You have to stay there until the next book in the series comes out, to hopefully gain some relief, get back on solid ground, take a cold shower and celebrate with a bottle (or two) of a nice sweet red.